Affordable Housing: A Nevada County Dilemma

Date 22 March 2018

KVMR hosts a community discussion, “Affordable Housing: A Nevada County Dilemma,” originally aired on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-8pm at the Nevada Theater.

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This public affairs conversation will also be broadcast live on KVMR. The issue of affordable housing in Nevada County is receiving priority attention from the county and cities of Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee. This KVMR Town Hall Forum is offered to inspire a constructive and engaged conversation around the issues and the impacts of the affordable housing shortage on and within our community. There is a spectrum of housing needs from availability of affordable rental units to permanent placement and home ownership. What are the possible solutions, ideas and partnerships moving forward in addressing the community’s needs?

A panel of local business experts will offer their perspective and thoughts on the state, and future, of affordable housing in Nevada County, including Brendan Phillips, County Housing Resource Manager; Brian Foss, County Planning Department and Zoning Administrator; Mimi Simmons, Cornerstone Realty Group; Chuck Durrett, Principal Architect, Co-Housing Company; Andy Cassano, CEO of Nevada City Engineering; and Lorraine Larson, Executive Director, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (as of April 1st, 2018).

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Educationally Speaking With Guest Mark Vance Febuary 27, 2018

Date 28 February 2018

Educationally Speaking With Guest Mark Vance Febuary 27, 2018

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Sages JoAnn Marie Febuary 7, 2018

Date 9 February 2018

Sages JoAnn Marie Febuary 7, 2018

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Sages Scott Lay November 29, 2017

Date 1 December 2017

Sages Scott Lay November 29, 2017

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Sages Tom Achter November 1, 2017

Date 3 November 2017

Sages Tom Achter November 1, 2017

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Sages Mark Vance Sep_27_2017_

Date 2 October 2017

Sages Mark Vance Sep_27_2017_

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Sages Kimberly D'Urso 3-29-17

Date 29 March 2017

Sages Kimberly D’Urso 3-29-17

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Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Doug Lamalfa

Date 19 March 2017

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Doug Lamalfa live from the Nevada County Fairgrounds That's Congressman Doug Lamalfa taking questions and comments from his constituents live.
Originally aired 3-18-17


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Cal Fire Bark Beetle Discussion

Date 21 September 2016

Johnny Gallagher is joined by Jack Harvey, Forester of Nevada County Cal Fire to discuss the Bark Beetle problem in CA.


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The Homestead Radio Hour — February 2014 — Saving Seeds, Growing Community: Richard Marks of Banner Grange

Date 21 February 2014

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Our guest this month is Richard Marks, president of the Banner Grange, about this weekend’s Seed Swap and Local Food Gathering. Tune in for a conversation about how our local community gathers to trade ideas, knowledge, and seeds! We’ll also talk about the history of the Grange organization and the role it plays in a local farming community, both past and present.


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The Underground Sound: 8/25/13: Poets Bill Gainer and Joe Hall

Date 3 October 2013

Tune in as Meri St. Mary talks with Poets Bill Gainer & Joe Hall, both of whom are very active in the poetry scene spanning the USA. The Poets in general are a very motivated bunch & there are readings virtually every night in a city/town near you. There are a plethora of chapbooks available at readings as well as published works available at fine bookstores that support independent & underground press as well as from the poets directly! Both Bill Gainer & Joe Hall read from their latest books: “The Fine Art Of Poisoning” & “The Devotional Poems” in this hour that goes by so fast you will want to listen again & again. Is it possible to delve into the mind of a poet or is it enough to hear their take on life that is original and uniquely their own perspective? Ponder on this & revel in their words poetically put. NOW, is the pen mightier than the sword? Well, that’s for you to decide!!!!

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The Homestead Radio Hour: July 2013 - Interview with Roger Ingram - Eat Local Placer and Nevada County, PLUS: Homesteader, Farmsteader, Farmer: What's Right For You?

Date 7 August 2013

homestead-vertical-e1426622945341.jpgSo you think you want to be a farmer? A homesteader? A farmsteader? What’s the difference?? On this episode of The Homestead Radio Hour, Phyllis and Julia talk with Roger Ingram, Farm Advisor for Placer and Nevada Counties, about farming vs. homesteading, growing for market, farm business planning, and finding your own ideal balance in it all. Plus great upcoming local food happenings, tastings and events in the area with Eat Local Placer and Nevada Counties!

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The Homestead Radio Hour - February 2013 - Roger Ingram and Andrew Meyers: Economically Sustainable Farming

Date 18 February 2013

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this edition of the Homestead Radio Hour: When it comes to small, local farming, is “profit” a dirty word? Does farming and ranching need to be profitable? Tune in for a conversation with Roger Ingram, County Director for the UC Cooperative Extension, and Andrew Meyers, UCCE Ag Program Reperesentative and former owner/founder of Four Frog Farm, about the challenges that small farmers face, the balancing act between profitability, sustainability, and locality, and how we as a community can support and encourage local, sustainable agriculture as a viable practice.

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The Homestead Radio Hour: Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference 2013 - Interview with Joel Salatin, Mark Baker, Sean Croxton, and Eric Dickerson - January 2013

Date 18 January 2013

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with the guest speakers and organizers of this remarkable local event, including farmer and author Joel Salatin, sustainable rancher Mark Baker, Underground Wellness Radio host Sean Croxton, and farmer-organizer Eric Dickerson. Tune for a lively conversation about real food, independent farming, sustainability, and keeping it local.

Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will once again bring together an internationally renowned panel of speakers, local and national farming related businesses and organizations, and the public, for a weekend full of informative lectures, lively discussion, a food and farming exposition, plus numerous workshops for all levels of farming and ranching.

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The Homestead Radio Hour - Placer and Nevada County Farm Conferences / interview with Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman, January 2012

Date 22 January 2012

41589_371999576263_6509247_n.jpgThe Nevada County Sustainable Local Food and Farm Conference and the Placer Grown Food and Farm Conference are just around the corner. On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with the organizers and presenters of these two remarkable local events about how they bring together internationally renowned speakers, real-food advocates, regional and local farmers and organizations, and consumers to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and ideas.

Plus, Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman visit the Homestead Radio Hour to talk about sustainable agriculture, real food, and the future of farming.

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. He is the author of nine books, including The Sheer Ecstacy of Being A Lunatic Farmer and Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

Michael Ableman is a farmer, author, and photographer and a recognized practitioner of sustainable agriculture and proponent of regional food systems. He has written several books and numerous essays and articles, and lectures extensively on food, culture, and sustainability worldwide. Michael is currently farming at the Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, home of The Center for Arts, Ecology & Agriculture.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, January 4th, Joel Salatin and Rita de Quercus: Nevada County Sustainable Local Food & Farming Conference

Date 4 January 2011

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm will be one of several prominent national speakers at the upcoming Sustainable Local Food and Farming Conference, scheduled for January 22nd. The event features a full day of lectures on the subjects of sustainable agriculture, farm to consumer direct marketing, and raising nutrient dense food and much more. The mission of Nevada County Grown is to foster a sustainable local agricultural economy by making the community aware of locally grown agricultural products and assisting qualified agricultural producers to promote their products. For more information go to

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KVMR Evening News Wednesday December 1st, Building Codes

Date 1 December 2010

On January 1st some new building codes will be in effect for Nevada County. Paul Emery spoke with Brian Wascho, Director of Building for the Nevada County Building Department, about some of these new regulations.

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KVMR Evening News Monday November 29th, Sprinkler Systems on All New Homes

Date 29 November 2010

Nevada County builders are reeling from the impact of new building codes that will take effect in January that will require sprinkler systems on all new home construction. Paul Emery spoke with Dave Walls, Executive Director of the Building Standards Commission about the new regulations and how they are created.

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KVMR Election News 2010 Interview Thursday October 28th

Date 28 October 2010

Paul Emery talks with Nevada County District Attorney Clifford Newell about his opposition to Proposition 19 that would legalize recreational use of marijuana.

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Wednesday October 6th, 4th Assembly District Debate

Date 7 October 2010

On Wednesday October 6th the Nevada County League of Woman’s Voters sponsored a debate for the Fourth Assembly District election. The Candidates are Dan Logue, Republican incumbent, Gary Bryant, Libertarian Party and Mickey Harrington, Democratic Party. These are exempts from the debate … Starting off is Mickey Harrington

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